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Dissertation & Doctoral Project Formatting & Clearance: Submitting to ProQuest ETD

After you successfully defend your dissertation or doctoral project, what happens? This is a guide to submitting your dissertation or doctoral project for the formatting check and final copy.

What will you be doing once you graduate?

What will you be doing once you graduate?
Stay in the same job I have now, with a higher salary!: 57 votes (19.86%)
Become a professor in a college or university: 22 votes (7.67%)
Work within the justice system: 25 votes (8.71%)
Conduct research in a college or private sector: 10 votes (3.48%)
Counsel primary, secondary, or undergraduate students: 4 votes (1.39%)
Open my own private therapy or consulting practice: 36 votes (12.54%)
Work in another agency's therapy or consulting practice: 39 votes (13.59%)
Work in a hospital: 36 votes (12.54%)
Become an administrator/manager: 9 votes (3.14%)
Work in a government agency: 49 votes (17.07%)
Total Votes: 287

Who to Contact for Help

Louise Colbert-Mar

Scott Zimmer

Erin Draper

Kristen Bahler

Scott Zimmer

Dean Jones


Uploading Your Dissertation to Proquest

To upload your dissertation, click the button below and you will be taken to Proquest's site, where you will create a new account. Make sure you use the email you check frequently, since all of your correspondence regarding formatting revisions will go to the email address you use to register.

By clicking below, you acknowledge that once the library clearance form has been completed and you have uploaded your dissertation, the dissertation will be cleared and sent to the Registrar within no more than seven business days (assuming no revisions are necessary).

Students must be registered in dissertation (or dissertation extension if they have already completed all regular dissertation sequence courses), during the term in which they achieve dissertation clearance. Dissertation clearance means not only successful defense, but completion of any required revisions and submission of the dissertation in its final form to the University library. Students in dissertation extension should consult the dissertation policy in the catalog for information on how the clearance date impacts tuition and fees for the term/semester. Students with questions about the policy should check with their student advisor. Please refer to the Alliant catalog's section on Dissertations for more information. 

Once you confirm your new account by email, you'll be ready to upload. Below is a brief video which gives an overview of the upload steps.

Note: Alliant's policy (reaffirmed by the Provost's Council November 2015) is to not allow students to embargo their dissertations, because one of the main purposes of a dissertation is to contribute to the global community of scholars. If a student feels there are extraordinary circumstances necessitating an embargo, then the student must request an exception to this policy by contacting the dean who has oversight of the student's program.

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